With six Olympic medals, Andre De Grasse is the most decorated male Olympian in Canadian history. Andre captured medals in all three sprint events at both the 2016 Rio Olympics and again five years later at the Tokyo Olympics. He’s the reigning Olympic Champion in the 200m.
Andre first made a name for himself in the spring of 2015 after winning gold in the 100m and 200m at the NCAA Championships. The next month, he sprinted to victory in the 100 and 200m events in his own backyard at the Toronto Pan Am Games. He capped off the magical season competing in his first World Championships where he took home bronze medals in the 100m and 4x100m relay.
His resilience and resourcefulness have helped Andre persevere through injury and illness at different points in his career. Just a few weeks after contracting COVID and being forced out of his individual events, Andre anchored the Canadian men’s 4x100m relay team to the 2022 World Championship title.
Off the track, Andre is a proud father raising three children with his partner Nia Ali, who was the 2019 World Champion in the 100m hurdles and a 2016 Olympic silver medalist. The speedy couple met at the University of Southern California and live and train together in Jacksonville, Florida. In addition to his responsibility as a family man, Andre seeks to inspire and empower through the work of the Andre De Grasse Family Foundation and as an author.